Ukip members will today decide whether Henry Bolton has a future as leader of the crisis-hit party. Activists will attend the emergency meeting to decide whether to endorse a motion of no confidence in his leadership passed by the party's ruling national executive committee (NEC). But Ukip's general secretary...
A powerful earthquake shook Mexico City on Friday, triggering the capital's quake alarm system and causing buildings to sway. Mexico's National Seismological Service put the magnitude of the quake at 7.0, and seismic monitor network Sky Alert said the quake was felt across the states of Guerrero, Oaxaca and Puebla. The...
Switzerland's financial regulator has responded to the booming interest in digital currencies such as bitcoin with a rulebook to support those involved in the market.  The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (Finma) said it would regulate certain so-called initial coin offerings (ICOs), a fundraising method that has soared in popularity over the last year,...
Britain’s energy watchdog has launched an investigation into whether a Nottingham-based energy supplier broke rules on customer information and contact.  Ofgem said it would assess whether Iresa treated customers fairly when handling their calls and the complaints process and whether they gave indebted customers enough notice that they would be...
Popular Bitcoin exchange Coinbase has been overcharging users thousands of dollars, blaming a bug linked to how credit card companies bill for the service. Coinbase said it has fixed the problem which saw customers charged multiple times for transactions, while it has promised refunds to those affected. Multiple customers complained on user...
Thousands of people mourned the dead at a candlelight vigil following America's latest mass shooting, some chanting "No more guns!" and "Enough is enough!”. Many wept as the names of the 17 victims of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida were read out in a local...
Nicola Sturgeon has been warned by one of her senior MPs against rushing into a second independence referendum. Pete Wishart, the SNP’s longest serving MP and a possible contender in the contest for deputy leadership of the party, said a new vote should only be held when she is “certain...
Ethiopia’s prime minister resigned on Thursday, apparently sacrificed by his ruling party, one of Africa’s most ruthless, as it scrambled to secure its weakening hold on power in the face of swelling popular protest. Hailemariam Desalegn’s announcement that he was stepping down was, on the face of it, a highly unusual...
Atari has become the latest company to pivot to cryptocurrencies with the announcement of "Atari Token". Atari, the creator of some of the most iconic video games consoles of the 1970s and 80s, released its first home console, the Atari 2600 in 1977. But the French listed company, which faded from the...
The V&A is to stage an exhibition of looted treasures from Ethiopia, reviving a diplomatic row over a controversial episode in British military history. The royal and religious artefacts were plundered during the Battle of Maqdala in 1868, when a British expeditionary force laid siege to the mountain fortress of...